Dr. Phaybouth is originally from Laos, but Albuquerque has been her hometown since she was a young girl. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico. She then attended veterinary school at Colorado State University and received her Doctor of Veterinary degree in 2009. She joined Banfield after graduation and moved to the Mercantile location in January 2012. She is married with three children, two boys and a girl. Her special veterinary interests are in dentistry, soft tissue surgery and practice management.